The Eagles' Super Bowl hangover just keeps on hurting.
Not only are they 4-5 after losing only three games all of last season. Not only are they banged up beyond belief, with several key cogs down for the count on injured reserve. Not only did they lose to their bitter rivals, the Dallas Cowboys, Sunday night on primetime television, when the 'Boys are about as bad as they've been in recent years.
But to add injury to...well, injury, they've lost starting corner Ronald Darby to a torn ACL.
Pederson: Darby ACL, out for year.— Les Bowen (@LesBowen) November 12, 2018
This one hurts in particular, as Darby is their top corner, with the team having sent away receiver Jordan Matthews and a third-round pick to acquire him from Buffalo before the 2017 season. Needless to say, an ACL injury is more difficult for a cornerback to come back from, given the quick cuts and backwards acceleration inherent in the nature of the position.
This latest blow has fans wondering: are the Eagles actually cursed once more after sacrificing it all for a 2017 title?
Eagles reaaaaallllly can’t catch a break this season. Never seen a team with so many injuries. https://t.co/aumytx4ASu— Cameron Baker (@cbake_12) November 12, 2018
Maybe it was Philly's destiny to finally win it all, then be cursed for eternity afterwards. Or maybe this has been a fluke. Either way, depth is running thin in Philadelphia right now.